I am finally feeling a little better today. Bronchitis is for the birds. Yesterday I did a little sewing in between naps. If you are following Bee In My Bonnet on Instagram then you know about the have a yourself a quilty Christmas.
This is my Christmas tree that I finished yesterday.
The mittens are so much fun to do. This mittens pattern is in Lori's Quilty Fun book. But for a few of the patterns Lori is giving us instructions on Instagram. I am behind in the sew along but hoping to can catch up soon.
I have been quilting for customers and enjoying some Skyler time.
This weekend I am at an retreat in LaGrange, Texas. The picture above is the view from my sewing table. It has been cold and dreary here.
These are all the fun people I am sewing with this weekend.
We are having sew much fun and I think we are talking and catching more than we are doing sewing. LOL!
If you are on InstaGram you may have seen the sew along with Lori from over at Bee In My Bonnet using some of her patterns out of her Quilty Fun quilt book. These are the only 2 blocks I have done so far. I did not bring enough Christmas fabric. There is other sewing going on but I have not taken any more pictures. I am also trying to catch up on the Scrappy Crossroad blocks that Lori did a tutorial on.
I was so thrilled when Greg at Grey Dogwood Studio asked me to join in the Around The World Blog Hop. This blog hop has been going on now for a few months. So I will show you what I am working on and tell you a little bit about donnaslavendernest.
What am I working on?
I showed you this gem a couple of months ago when I scored it at a resale shop. It only needed a few repairs and now that they are done I plan on loading it on the machine and quilting it. As you can see it does have a few stains on it but I am hoping those will come out after it is soaked.
Stayed tuned I will show you more progress during the week.
Why do I create?
I have always loved to create, even as a little girl begging my grandmother to let me sew. She would buy us embroidery designs to do and yarn to create. I love having a finished projecs. Although lately I am starting more projects and not getting anything finished. LOL! We have a retreat coming up maybe I will finish something during that time?
How does my work differ from others?
Geez, this one is hard to answer. I love everything vintage just like most of you. So maybe that is not it. I am guessing it is that I put more lavenders and purples in everything I do.
How does my creative process work?
Oh boy, I look through a lot of books and I have tons of patterns. In blog land there are a lot of creative ladies out there that I just love. To name a few Pam Kitty, Lori Holt, Darlene Zimmerman I could go on and on.
If you have not been to Grey Dogwood Studio you must pay him a visit. You are going to be in love with everything he does. He loves the same sweet fabrics we all do and he knows how to put them together.
Thank you so much Greg for including me on the tour.